CASE-ing the Catty - Annual Catty 3D Project

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week we are  CASE-ing a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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I've chosen the sweet project above for my inspiration, using the Fresh Freesia Ombre Gift Bag.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to create a card from the 3D inspiration project. I started with a panel of Basic White and used a Blending Brush to add Pool Party ink to create the ombre look before dry embossing with the checked design from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder pack. I added a strip of the fun striped design from the fabulous Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack. It is a pack of 48 sheets of 12 x 12 patterned paper that you can choose with your Stampin' Rewards. For the tag, I have cut a Basic White strip with the die from the Ornate Layers Dies, cutting twice to shorten it to the desired size before stamping the birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Basic Gray ink.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I die cut the pieces for the pansy using the Pansy Dies, with the back petals and centre in Polished Pink, the leaves and stem in Granny Apple Green, the. The face and bud was cut from Basic White and I used a Blending Brush to add Polished Pink and So Saffron ink. I also added Polished Pink ink around the edge of the back petals to add depth and Granny Apple Green around the leaves. I assembled the pansy, popping up the back petals behind the face and popping it up on the tag. The bud and leaves were slipped underneath and adhered flat. I tossed up whether to add a bow in the top left corner, but decided I liked the clean look and added lots of bling instead, lol.

Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Pansy Patch
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green, Bumblebee, Pattern Party DSP
 Ink Basic Gray, Pool Party, Polished Pink, So Saffron, Granny Apple Green
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Pansy Dies, Ornate Layers Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Blending Brushes

 

We would love to see your CASE of a 3D project from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Peta & Marvi to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Don't forget there is only 18 days left of Sale-a-bration, so make sure you get your favourite FREE items with a qualifying order before 30 September 2021.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). This week we are  taking inspiration from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite on pages 8-15 of the Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above from page 12 of the July-December Mini Catalogue for my inspiration. I'm really into clean and simple cards at the moment, so this layout appealed to me for it's simplicity and flexibility.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I decided to pull out some of last year's favourite products, that carried forward to the current catalogues, for my card. I started with a card-sized panel of thick Basic White and dry embossed it with the polka dots from the Checks & Dots 3D Embossing Folder pack. This is a narrow embossing folder, but it is very easy to line up the dots to cover the whole piece. I then added a piece of the lovely red and green striped design from the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper pack and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper at the top.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I created my Poinsettia flower using Red Velvet Paper and the Poinsettia Dies. I like to use a sponge dauber and Real Red ink to cover the white core of the paper and add a little extra depth to the edges, before putting the layers together. I finished the flower with a trio of gold Metallic Pearls. The greeting from the Poinsettia Petals stamp set was heat embossed in white on Real Red card stock and I decided to add the greeting at the bottom of the striped panel.

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Real Red mat for the writing panel and I added a piece of the striped designer paper at the base and a narrow band of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper

Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Poinsettia Petals
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Heartwarming Hugs DSP, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Red Velvet Paper
 Ink Versamark, Real Red
Accessories Metallic Pearls
Tools    Poinsettia Dies, Checks & Dots 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, White EP, Heat Gun, Sponge Dauber

 

I created another card with this layout, using the Snowflakes Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies this time. I stamped the snowflakes in Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia ink and layered them with the small detailed snowflake cropped from retired Silver Glimmer on top. The snowflake sits on the silver and white striped paper from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Paper pack. 

Stampin' Up! Snowflake Wishes Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designslake_Wishes

 

Project Details
Stamps Snowflake Wishes
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Fresh Freesia, Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP, Silver Glimmer (retired)
 Ink Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia
Accessories Basic Jewels Rhinestones
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, So Many Snowflakes Dies, Wintry 3D EF, Stampin' Cut & Emboss, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite (pages 8-15) this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Kathryn to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - More Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD or $180 order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration (please excuse the quality of the photo that I had to snip from the catalogue!), which uses the Shaded Summer stamp set from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue and Summer Shadows Dies which are a Level 2 Sale-a-bration option you can choose with a $180AUD order of products from any current catalogues.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Seeing the die cuts behind the stamped image reminded me of the technique of creating a background with your die cuts, so that is the direction I went. I have a Blushing Bride card base and I've popped up my art panel. I chose Sahara Sand for the background and for the die cuts to create the tone on tone effect. The Summer Shadows Dies is perfect for this technique as there is a nice mix of large and small dies with both solid and outline options.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
I recommend that you create your die cuts using Adhesive Sheet on the reverse, to make adhering them super quick and easy.  My other tip is to make sure you have all your layers cut first, as I found my trimmers weren't happy about cutting the uneven edges.

I stamped the large floral image in Blushing Bride and used the coordinating outline die from the Sale-a-bration Summer Shadows Dies set to crop it. To give it a bit more focus, I adhered it to a piece of Vellum and hand cut around the outside leaving a wide border. The Shaded Summer stamp set also has 7 useful greetings in a nice mixed font.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I have a Sahara Sand mat for the writing panel and I've partially stamped the other floral image from the Shaded Summer stamp set in the top corner. At the base is a strip of Blushing Bride patterned designer paper.

Stampin' Up! Shaded Summer & Summer Shadows Dies | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Shaded Summer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Vellum, Subtles 6" x6" DSP
 Ink Blushing Bride, Soft Suede
Accessories White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearls Basic Jewels
Tools    Summer Shadows Dies,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Tombow Glue

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Michelle to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Expressions in Ink

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Lauren, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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 This week our challenge is to CASE our favourite suite from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue. 

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Expressions in Ink is one of my favourite suites from the current Annual Catalogue so it took all of 5 seconds to decide to CASE the card on the front cover. If the beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper isn't enough then the amazing detail in the DisInktive style stamps and Artistic Dies will allow you to create quick and beautiful cards. 

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a Magenta Madness card base and added a layer of the beautiful Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper. I had this piece left from another project and with the large area of white on the right, I thought it would work perfectly to highlight the beautiful spray of leaves that I cut from the new Gold & Rose Gold 6" x 6" Metallic Specialty Paper.  In the Stampin' Up! sample, they have added a piece of designer paper in Pale Papaya on the right side for contrast. 

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I cut a 3/4" strip of Basic White and used the Banners Pick A Punch to shape the end before stamping the birthday greeting from the Best Year stamp set in black (with the help of the Stamparatus to get it straight!). Positioned under the greeting is a strip of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and I popped it up over the gold leaf spray. The small flower and leaves from the Artistically Inked stamp set was stamped in Magenta Madness and Just Jade ink respectively and cropped with the coordinating dies from the Artistic Dies. They were positioned over the leaf spray and greeting strip and I added a little bit of gold foil foliage from the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack and a sprinkle of Polished Pink jewels.

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have a rectangular writing panel cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies on the left and a strip of the white and gold foil striped designer paper on the right. The stamped flower, leaves and gold foil foliage embellish the corner.

Stampin' Up! Expressions in Ink Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Artistically Inked, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Magenta Madness, Basic White, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Just Jade, Magenta Madness
Accessories 2021-23 In Color Jewels, Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack, Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon
Tools    Artistic Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies. die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Banners Pick a Punch

 

We would love to see your CASE of your favourite Annual Catalogue Suite this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Dont' forget that Sale-A-bration is now on and you can earn fabulous FREE goodies with a qualifying order ($90AUD) of products from any current catalogue until 30 September 2021. 

During this round of Sale-A-Bration, some products will only be available while supplies last. This means that once they’re gone, they’re gone for good! This applies to the following items, so don't delay if they are on your wish list!

  • 156629 Be Dazzling 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Paper
  • 156600 Sheep Dies
  • 156618 Summer Shadows Dies

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CASE-ing the Catty - Mini Catalogue

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). This week the Crew is taking inspiration from the Mini Catalogue.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, which uses the Words of Cheer Bundle on page 20 of the catalogue. I've added some extra layers and detail to my card.

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a Shaded Spruce 13cm (5 1/8") square card base and added a layer of the striped design from the Tidings of  Christmas DSP pack. For the focus panel, I have a square of Whisper White and I heat embossed the greeting from Words of Cheer in gold first and then dry embossed it with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder. Before adding it to the Shaded Spruce mat, I wrapped some retired gold trim twice around the panel and finished with a bow.

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I stamped the floral image from Words of Cheer in Evening Evergreen ink and coloured it with Stampin' Blends before cropping with the coordinating die from the Christmas Cheer Dies. I popped it on the centre panel and added the swirls from the Stitched Stars Dies and some extra pieces of foliage from the Christmas Cheer Dies. I finished with Gold Glitter Enamel Dots in the centre of the flowers. I love these because they add sparkle but are fairly flat. 

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

For the inside, I cut a square writing panel with the Stitched Rectangles Dies, cutting twice to get the square. I partially stamped the floral image in the corner and coloured it with Stampin' Blends.

Stampin' Up! Words of Cheer Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Words of Cheer
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Shaded Spruce, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper, Tidings of Crristmas DSP
 Ink Evening Evergreen, Versamark
Accessories Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder,  Christmas Cheer Dies, Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies. die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Gold EP, Heat Gun, Stampin' Blends (Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Mango Melody, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Spruce)

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the 2021 July-December Mini Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Sale-a-bration!

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Peta & Marvi, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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The 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue is now LIVE and you can earn fabulous FREE products with a qualifying ($90AUD order) during Sale-a-bration (3 August - 30 September 2021). Tonight the Crew are taking inspiration from the sample projects in the Sale-a-bration brochure.

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I've chosen the card above for my inspiration, which uses the Delicate Dahlias stamp set. There are many layers of fussy cut outline images in the sample project, so for a change I chose to go in a simpler direction for my card.  Warning: you might need your sunglasses, lol.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I started with a panel of Basic White and stamped the solid Dahlia image in Magenta Madness ink at the top left. My ink pad is juicy, so I used a tea spoon to temporarily push the ink to the bottom so I wouldn't lose all the lovely shading the image has. I stamped the outline image over the top in Melon Mambo ink. Some people find it easier to stamp the outline first and then the solid image over the top. Try both ways and see what works best for you. I certainly found it easier to stamp the outline of the leaves first as I couldn't get it lined up when I stamped the solid image first. The panel was dry embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can't see in the photo, but I used the Simply Scored tool to add texture to the black strip by scoring at 1/4" intervals, before adhering to the white panel. I added a touch of bling with the gorgeous Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, also from the Sale-a-bration brochure and then tied a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine and finished with a bow. I stamped the leaves in Old Olive ink with the outline in Mossy Meadow and arranged them around the stamped and fussy cut Dahlia, that was popped up over the top. The greeting from the Dressed to Impress set was stamped in black, fussy cut and popped up on the Dahlia. The finished panel was adhered to a Basic Black card base and for the final touch, a trio of In Color Jewels.

Stampin' Up! Delicate Dahlias | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Delicate Dahlias, Dressed to Impress
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Basic Black, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Magenta Madness, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, 2021-23 In Color Jewels
Tools    Tasteful Texture 3D Embossing Folder,  die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Simply Scored board

 

We would love to see your CASE of a project from the Sale-a-bration brochure this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Lauren to see her great project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - New Mini Catalogue Cover

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Sandra, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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In just 2 sleeps, the new 2021 July - December Mini Catalogue will be available to customers (and FREE Sale-a-bration products!), so this week we are taking our inspiration from the front cover.  I love the project on the front cover, using products from the fabulous Painted Christmas Suite so I got right to creating my own version of it. 

Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The Stampin' Up! sample uses the Kraft Gift Boxes from page 11 of the catalogue, but I have created a card using the Kraft 6" x 6" paper for the background. I used the detailed foliage die from the Christmas Pinecone Dies to create a tone on tone background. I added Adhesive Sheet to the reverse of the Kraft paper first, to make it super easy to adhere.

Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

There are lots of layers on this card, with the large label cut from the Painted Christmas Designer Paper, using the Seasonal Labels Dies and the second layer cut from Real Red using the same die, but shorter. The greeting from the Christmas to Remember stamp set was stamped in Garden Green and cropped with another of the Seasonal Labels Dies.

The labels were embellished with stamped and die cut holly leaves and berries using the Christmas Season stamp set. I popped in a couple of die cut pine cones and a little more foliage in Garden Green snipped from the large detailed die I used on the background. I used the new Real Red Sheer Ribbon to tie around the Kraft panel and finished with a bow at the top of the label. The Kraft panel was adhered to a Basic White card base.

Stampin' Up! Painted Christmas Suite | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

 

Project Details
Stamps Christmas Season, Christmas to Remember
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Kraft 6" x 6", Real Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Painted Christmas DSP
 Ink Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Real Red
Accessories Real Red Sheer Ribbon
Tools    Seasonal Labels Dies, Christmas Pinecone Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Adhesive Sheet

 

We would love to see your CASE of the front cover of the July-December Mini Catalogue this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Monique to see the fab holiday project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Holiday Section

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! Today is our 7th Anniversary - how time flies when you're having fun!

If you've come from visiting Monique, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week we are taking inspiration from the Holiday Section of the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card above. I love cards with strips, as they are a great way to showcase beautiful coordinating patterned papers and a great way to use up the many strips that are left over from other projects. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've stayed close to the design, but instead of adding the strips directly to the card base, I cut a piece of Basic White and then added my strips to it.  I used the Tidings of Christmas 6" x 6" Designer Paper, which has a great range of dark and light small prints which is perfect for this style of card. Of course, I had to add some bling, so I have used a couple of narrow strips of the new Be Dazzling 6" x 6" Specialty Paper from the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion starting on 3 August. 

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
You can see the lovely Be Dazzling Specialty Paper in the photo above. It is actually tiny gold hexagons, that will remind you of Glomesh, if you're of the age to remember that, lol.  I recommend you use a sharp blade on your trimmer and cut with the paper shiny side down, to get a good result. I added a couple of rows of White Baker's Twine under the greeting and then popped up the panel on the Soft Succulent card base.  I stamped the stocking in Basic Gray and then coloured it with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends. I thought it looked a bit wishy-washy so I put it back in the Stamparatus and stamped over the top with Evening Evergreen and love how it looks. I added a couple of cute die cut holly leaves in Shaded Spruce and berries in Real Red using the Christmas Trimmings Dies and a trio of stars cut from the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I have kept it simple, with a strip of the stacked designs on the right hand side.

Stampin' Up! Tidings of Christmas DSP | Strip Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Now I have something a little extra for you, seeing it is a special occasion, with a sneak peak of another new Sale-a-bration product! I have made another card using the same layout with the lovely new Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper. I've chosen to just use the prints with the Real Red, Cherry Cobbler and Sahara Sand colours, with a couple of strips of the Be Dazzling Specialty Paper.

Stampin' Up! Peaceful Prints DSP | Sale-a-bration 2021 | Strip Card| Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This time I added the strips directly to the card base, which is a quicker option if you're making a lot of this design. I fussy cut the deer from another sheet of the Peaceful Prints paper after rough cutting and adhering it to a piece of Basic White first. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Strip Cards with Peaceful Prints & Tidings of Christmas | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Isn't it amazing how different the cards look with a bold versus muted colour combo.

 

Project Details
Stamps Tidings & Trimmings
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Soft Succulent, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Be Dazzling Specialty Paper, Tidings of Christmas DSP, Peaceful Prints DSP
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Christmas Trimmings Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, Cherry Cobbler & Soft Succulent Stampin' Blends

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Rebecca to see the fab holiday project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

2019 CTC Next

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CASE-ing the Catty - Stepped Up Layout

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Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Rachel, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week our challenge is to CASE a layout and step it up!

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the card in the photo above that uses the Timeless Tropical stamp set. 

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This image makes it easier to see the key elements in the layout. It is very simple, but that makes it super versatile and you can use a lot of different elements to create the embellishment identified by the circles. 

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

Using patterned paper is one surefire way to step up a card and today I've used the stunning Magnenta Madness design from the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper for the background on my card.  It has gold foil highlighting the design which is styled on the patterns you get using alcohol ink. Only this way, all the hard work is done for you and no mess! For the horizontal strip, I've used the gold foil and white striped design and edged it with a narrow border of the new Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've used the smaller flower from the Artistically Inked stamp set for my embellishment, which I've stamped in Magenta Madness and then cropped with the coordingating Artistic Dies. I love the detail and depth in the shading from the DistInktive™ style stamps. If your ink pad is juicy, use a teaspoon to temporarily push the ink down, so you can enjoy all that lovely depth. I've stamped the leaves in Shaded Spruce ink and cut some of the smaller elements from the large detailed die in the Artistic Dies set, that I cropped from Basic White.  The 'hello' greeting was heat embossed in white on Magenta Madness card stock and then cropped with a die from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I added a trio of white Elegant Faceted Gems

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs
For the inside, I used a mat of Magenta Madness for the writing panel and a strip of the gold and white striped design on the right. On the writing panel I have partially stamped the inky-look image on the edge in the Magnenta Madness and then added another flower and white detailed elements in the corner.

Stampin' Up! Artistically Inked Bundle | Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This photo shows the gold foil detail in the patterned paper designs.

 

Project Details
Stamps Artistically Inked
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Magenta Madness, Gold & Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper
 Ink Versamark, Magenta Madness, Shaded Spruce
Accessories Elegant Faceted Gems
Tools    Stitched Rectangles Dies, Artistic Dies, die cutting machine, Dimensionals, White EP, Heat gun

 

We would love to see your CASE of a stepped up layout this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to Sandra to see her super cute project and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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CASE-ing the Catty - Die Bundles

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Hi there

Welcome back to another week of CASE-ing the Catty! 

If you've come from visiting Kathryn, then welcome! If you're visiting me, I appreciate you stopping by today!  You can continue your journey to see the other inspiring creations from the CTC Crew by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post. 

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This week the Crew are taking inspiration from the Die Bundles on pages 156-161 of the Annual Catalogue.

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This week I'm taking my inspiration from the project above using the Color & Contour Bundle. I've use the fabulous nested dies, but decided it was a good opportunity to ink up the stamps as well. 

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If you're not familiar with the bundle, the photo above shows the range of scalloped rectangle dies in the set, plus the lovely pierced scalloped border (visible in the sample project) and 2 outline dies for the single flower and flower stem images from the stamp set. Plus, there are 5 greetings in nice scripty fonts.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
I started by stamping and die cutting multiple flowers in Polished Pink, Gorgeous Grape & Highland Heather and Mango Melody. I stamped a few other colours as well and then decided on these three for my card. For the Polished Pink and Mango Melody flowers I used a teaspoon to push the ink down into the pad before stamping the fill image over the top of the outline. Of course, you can also stamp off, but I find this method easier and more reliable in terms of ink coverage. I decided on a Gray Granite backgound for my flowers and used the gorgeous Stitched Greenery Die to create the  lovely stitched leaves. I was going to add some foliage but you get the leafy feel with this background die, while keeping your card clean and simple.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

For my greeting, I used the second smallest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies, which cuts a line along the edges and pierces each corner.  Sometimes the cut line can open slightly on the long sides, but I find using Thick Basic White holds together better and if you want to be really sure, put a line of narrow double-sided tape on the reverse. I stamped a greeting from the Best Year stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink on the label.  Rather than ribbon, I used White Baker's Twine around the Gray Granite background and finished it with a bow. Then it was a matter of positioning the flowers and popping up the label on Dimensionals. I finished with a trio of Gold Glitter Enamel Dots

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia
For the inside, I used a mat of Gray Granite for the writing panel, which I shortened to add the trio of stamped flowers on the side for a bright pop of colour.

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour Bundle | Floral Birthday Card | Judy May, Just Judy Designs, Australia

 

Project Details
Stamps Color & Contour, Best Year
Card stock & Papers Basic White, Gray Granite
 Ink Polished Pink, Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather
Accessories Baker's Twine Essentials Pack, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools    Scalloped Contours Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, die cutting machine, Dimensionals

 

We would love to see your CASE of a card from the Die Bundles this week. Click on this link or the image below to go there. The first time you will need to click on the 'Join Group' button at the top. Once you have been added to the group, you can go ahead and post your creation and you do not need to have a blog. 

Sunday Challenge

You can head over to my lovely friend Tina to see her fab creation and follow the hop to see the inspiration from the rest of the CTC Crew.

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Thanks for visiting today!